Convert MOV to AIC on Mac- Nikon D300S 1080p Mov videos to iMovie transcoding
Summary: Tricks for smoothly importing/editing Nikon D300s H.264 mov footages in iMovie and how to transcode Nikon D300S footages to iMovie friendly format.
Nikon cameras are very excellent in the market, as the biggest competitor to canon. Many of you may have one DSLR camera like Nikon D300s. It is wonderful to be taken to take photos and record HD videos when you travel or commute. As you see, the Nikon D300S supports h.264 mov recording up to 1080p. Sometimes, you may want to edit those h.264 mov footages in iMovie on Mac before sharing with others. But you may encounter some problems when you want to import Nikon D300S videos to iMovie for editing, like import it slowly, and couldn't edit videos smoothly.
So how to import and load video clips from Nikon D300S to iMovie for smoothly editing on Mac?
As far as I know, the reason behind that is Full HD "MOV" movie files created by Nikon DSLRs use the H.264 codec for the video. Generally, mov is friendly for iMovie, however, H.264 is a delivery codec rather than editing codec. The best method to solve those problems is to transcode Nikon h.264 mov footages to iMovie native format, for instance, Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) codec. The following passage guides you how to convert Nikon D300S h.264 mov footages to AIC encoded MOV file for iMovie.
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Guide-Convert/Transfer Nikon D300S h.264 mov footages into iMovie for editing smoothly
Step 1. Free Download and run the Nikon H.264 to iMovie Converter on your Mac and import D90/D7000 recordings to the program.
Step 2. Click format bar to choose the best output format, you are recommended to choose iMovie -> Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov).
Step 3. Click convert button to convert Nikon mov to AIC for iMovie under Mac OS X with this best Canon EOS Video Converter.
After conversion completes, you can easily import Nikon D300S h.264 mov files into iMovie for smoothly editing on Mac as you want.
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